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Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell (July 11, 1892 - December 17, 1962) was an American film actor.

Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Mitchell began his film career in 1923, and went on to become one of the screen's most successful character actors. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Stagecoach (1939), an Emmy Award as the Best Actor of 1953, and a Tony Award in 1953 for the musical Hazell Flagg (based on the Carole Lombard film Nothing Sacred)

He is also remembered as Scarlett's father, Gerald O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939).

Some other notable films in which he appeared include Theodora Goes Wild (1936), Lost Horizon (1937), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Long Voyage Home (1940), Our Town (1940), The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941), Wilson (1944), The Keys of the Kingdom (1944) and High Noon (1952).

Shortly before his death from cancer in Beverly Hills, California, he originated the stage role of Colombo, later made famous on television by Peter Falk.

Thomas Mitchell has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for Motion Pictures at 1651 Vine St, and for television aat 6100 Hollywood Boulevard.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Thomas Mitchell Facts

BirthdayJuly 11, 1892
BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Date of deathDecember 17, 1962 (age 70)
Awards1940 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for Stagecoach)

Selected Filmography

Rat Race
Gone with the Wind
The Relic
Evan Almighty
Our Town
High Noon
It's A Wonderful Life
Life Tracker
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